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Football Returns

Changed season excites, challenges players.
Adam Friesz March 19, 2021

After the cancellation of the fall sports season, a condensed football season consisting of five games and has started with a Garfield record of 1-1. The season comes along with safety measures to prevent...

Art by Molly Chapin

COVID Corner

Updates on the relief bill, new variants, and King County vaccinations.
Rylee Bundesmann, Staff March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Bill Overview: On March 11th, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, after Congress narrowly passed the package on March 10th. The $1.9 trillion bill...

Art by Molly Chapin

Rant & Rave: Spring

March 18, 2021

  Rant Spring means allergies Walk outside and face your doom All hail Claritin! -GC   Spring is stupid if you’re an athiest who hates the rain. If you don’t celebrate Easter...

Megan Thee Stallion (photo from fashionbombdaily.com,  edited by Ilah Walker)

TikTok Type Beat

How the modern musician uses TikTok fame.
Liana Moore, Staff March 18, 2021

Throughout quarantine, many Seattle radio stations’ choice of music gradually changed. Why? From pop to rap,  popular music and trending TikTok sounds are becoming increasingly intertwined.   In...

Art by Izzy Wang

Mask Misrepresentation

All college athletes should be required to mask-up.
Autumn Henson, Staff March 18, 2021

Over a year after Washington State’s COVID-19 lockdown, WIAA high school athletics have resumed for the first season. Seattle Public Schools has taken on the safety recommendations of both Governor Inslee...

Art by Molly Chapin

Russell Wilson’s Future on the Fence

Rumors of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s trade stir up questions about the team’s future.
Lizzie Carroll March 18, 2021

2021 marks the end of the ninth year quarterback Russell Wilson has played on the Seattle Seahawks, and his ninth year playing football professionally. After leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl two...

Art by Izzy Wang

Jumping Back in The Pool

Garfield’s women’s swim team adjusts to practice under pandemic restrictions.
Julia Wartman, Staff March 18, 2021

Garfield’s women's swim team have faced many obstacles in finding ways to allow practices to function over this season, but luckily have been able to settle into a routine adaptable to the restrictions...

Art by Kien-Binh Vo

The Food Groups of Garfield Students

A guide to some favorite restaurants around the city.
Mika Ichikawa March 18, 2021

 Although it doesn’t seem true, our final days of in-person school were almost exactly a year ago. Online school has brought many changes, with one of them evidently being no students on campus. Consequently,...

Art by Molly Chapin

SOPHIE & the Legacy of Hyperpop

A reflection on the death of one of pop music’s most influential figures.
Matt Lord March 18, 2021

On January 30, 2021, Scottish musician and producer Sophie Xeon, a.k.a. SOPHIE, passed away after a tragic accident in Athens, Greece. The Grammy-nominated artist slipped and fell from a three-story balcony...

Art by Izzy Wang

An Eventful Return

The start of the first day back.
Adam Friesz and Riley Perteet-Cantu March 18, 2021

This article is the first of a series of adventures centered around a fictional student's return to Garfield. Vote on the poll at the end of the story to determine what happens in the next installment! James...

Art by Ilah Walker

No Hetero

Queer teens share their untold stories.
Izzy Lamola, Staff March 18, 2021

What does the “gay best friend stereotype” and punchline character of color have in common? They’re often reduced to a two-dimensional archetype and tokenized for their struggles. It’s rare to...

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